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Taxes and Property Assessment

Property Taxes and Tax Rate

The municipal services you enjoy (snow removal, sports and recreation, water treatment, garbage, compost and recycling pickup, etc.) are largely financed by property tax revenues. It is through this tax that owners share the cost of municipal services. It is calculated in proportion to the real value of each property, which is listed in the assessment roll.

As allowed by the Act Respecting Municipal Taxation, the tax bill is based on a varied rate taxation regime that sets a different tax rate for each category of property (“immovable”):

  • Fewer than 6 dwellings (residual category)
  • 6 or more dwellings
  • Non-residential (primarily commercial)
  • Industrial
  • Serviced vacant land
  • Agricultural
  • Property taxes finance services that are not subject to a tax or specific tariff. All property taxes are calculated on the basis of the value of the property (building and land); the stated rate is per $100 of assessment.

    Category

    Residual (residential 1 to 5 dwellings) 6 or more dwellings Non-residential (commercial) Industrial Serviced vacant land Agricultural
    Rate per $100 of assessment 0,9334 1,173 2,1512 2,1624 1,8668 0,9334

    Reminder

    If the value of your home increases when the roll is deposited, your tax bill does not increase by that same amount. The tax rate takes into consideration the services offered by the city and all property assessments, not just the increase in the assessment of your home.

    Fixed rates

    (per dwelling unit)

    Residual (residential, 1 to 5 dwellings) 6 or more dwellings Non-residential (commercial)* Industrial Serviced vacant land Agricultural
    Garbage collection $106 n/a $106 or n/a n/a n/a $106
    Bulky items n/a $11 n/a n/a n/a n/a
    Recycling $77 $77 $77 or n/a n/a n/a $77
    Composting $60 $60 $60 or n/a n/a n/a $60
    Régie Beau-Château $87 $87 $87 or n/a n/a n/a $87
    Drinking water $253 $253 $253 or n/a n/a n/a $253
    Water treatment $322 $322 $322 or n/a n/a n/a $322
    Pool $35 $35 $35 or n/a n/a n/a $35

    * Rate based on the percentage of the building’s non-residential use. 

    Local distributions

    Local or sectoral distribution taxes are used to repay loans contracted by the municipality to pay for new municipal infrastructures such as sewers, waterworks, paving and street lighting.

    The amount of sectoral tax presented on the municipal tax bill is the sum of all loans that affect your property. It is important to bear in mind that sectoral taxes within the city vary, since the new infrastructures were not all built at the same time.

    Régie Beau-Château Tariff

    The tax bill for 2020 includes a special $87 tax for the Régie Beau-Château, which operates the Sportplex (located at 195 Boulevard Brisebois in Châteauguay) and the Outdoor aquatic complex (located in Beauharnois).

    Pool tariff

    Since January 1, 2015, a tariff of $35 per pool has been imposed on all pool owners to cover part of the cost of the drinking water supply. This amount is payable with no pro rata for the number of days in the year.

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